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WASHINGTON — The Democrats who fled Texas last week to prevent the Legislature from passing Republican-backed voting bills will continue pushing Congress to pass federal voting legislation with a series of meetings with labor leaders and other advocates.

The state lawmakers plan to attend a five-day conference, with big names such as labor leader Dolores Huerta and the secretaries of state from four states on the schedule.

Mi Familia Vota, a national Latino civic engagement group, and the Service Employees International Union Texas are hosting the event, which begins Monday.

The roundtable has been adapted to be more virtual after three of the Texas House members tested positive for COVID-19.

Most guest speakers will attend virtually and the Texas Democrats will tune in as a group from their hotel, according to NBC News.

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